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About This School

Flora Thew Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tempe. The principal of Flora Thew Elementary School is Julie Schroeder. 617 children attend Flora Thew Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 50% of the Flora Thew Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 617 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Flora Thew Elementary School is 14:1. The Aces-East is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 8%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 12% 26%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 66%
Limited English proficiency 50% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The staff at this school has work hard to gain the letter grade B. It would be amazing if more parents got involved with their child's education. This school doesn't have a PTA. Come on parents make change get involved and be a part of a dedicated team. Be a part of YOUR children s future.

  • (1 year ago)

    I must say this is an excellent school! My son attended Kindergarden last year and Mrs. Coein was his teacher. She was wonderful! His first week of school i did recieve a phone call from her saying that she was concerned that my son Jules may be too young started kindergarden. She also stated that she would give him another week. During this week she wanted my husband and i to work with him at home and she would work with him at school. After that week went by we recieved another call letting us know that our son had improved 100%! This was very good news to hear! Mrs. Coein is a very dedicated to her students as well as her job. You Rock Mrs. Coein!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    my daughter has been going to thew since kindergarten she i now going into 4th grade i like the school and so far have had no problems and the little problems i did have were resolved with a little effort which means going to the school to solve them with the principal so if your child has an issue and there not doing anything about it you as the parent should be calling the principal to try to fix it thats our jobs as there parent iv had no educational problems at this school my kid is a straight a student and loves school

  • (2 years ago)

    This school's administrators are lacking integrity. They do not practice due process and henceforth people get hurt wrongfully. They should follow the due process procedure to ensure that the truth prevail. False accusations are believed by the administrators as truth and only one side is heard. This is a poor practice and one to beware of if you were to send your child to Thew Elementary. I wouldn't recommend this school to any child because of the poor administration.

  • (2 years ago)

    My Child is in kindergarten@thew .. I realy like her teacher and I can tell she is doing a greate job of teaching my child can read write do math. My Son is going to start kindergarten when the year is over.. Im unsure if I want to continue to send them If for some reason he dont get the same teacher . Plus I have been noticing how the homeless hang out near the school / Dont like that...My star's are for this kindergarten teacher ) Ms.Bennett

  • (2 years ago)

    I have one student back in Thew three nephews and one friends child all in Thew.All of the students are very happy.This school is more like a family.The classes are small the teachers are very patient and kind the staff are very understanding and they have gatherings reward sessions and food and gift giving often.Yes the neighborhood is poor but I see the parents more humble and appreciative because of it.The school strives on reading early.My child learned how to read in kindergarten!!Even my gifted child didnt learn that quickly.I give this school two thumbs way up!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    First the parent that gave this school two star'T's needs to learn how to spell star. Secondly the parent that gave one star needs to quit whining about her 'underestimated' child and teach his/her son/daughter about initiative and personal responsibility. If your child can't count to twenty by the time he/she hits first grade then you better revamp your parenting techniques period. As a side note the next time you're in the ballot box think about the resources our government officials are taking away from our children and educators and vote for a representative that is passionate about education. I have actively worked with students at Thew for several years on a non-profit basis. I assure you that the students at Thew are very similar to all of the elementary students I have worked with. They are as bright inquisitive and capable as anyone else. I happen to know that resources for educators are extremely limited especially in these tough economic times and I am very impressed with how much this school can do with so little. I highly recommend this school to any parent and highly recommend every parent play an active role in their child's education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughters are new to Thew Elementary and I am hoping for the best. I do not agree that a particular school or school district can affect the way a child learns the parents along with their children are the only ones that can get exactly what it is they want and need out of an education. I LOVE their uniform policy as I believe society puts far to much pressure on LITTLE kids to worry about what they are wearing rather than on who has the best grades. I am confident that Thew Elementary is a great school with a great staff!! let you know my thoughts throughout the year!! have a good one )

  • (4 years ago)

    Terrible school in a terrible location. The staff does not hold high hopes for the kids that attend this school perhaps because it is in a low income area. Parental involvement is not very high and that leads to low scores across the board. I would have given a 1start but my son did learn while in the classroom so they at least do the bare minimum. Plus there are bums that live in the park that is right next to the school and no one seems to care. What kind of example does this set for the kids? Granted Escalante Community Center is nearby and perhaps that is partially why so many bums are next to the school but honestly it does not leave you feeling very comfortable.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Thew are hard working and care about their students. They put in many extra hours to help students grow and achieve standards. Now if only the parents of the school would help out by doing their part. Be involved read to your kids and be a part of your child's education.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended his kindergarten year at Thew elementary and I regret it to this day. My son was placed in a classroom was about 60% non-english speaking. The teachers are good but have no experience and are naive.. The staff will note your concerns for the record only but do not care. Academics are a joke by the end of the year the children were barely mastering numbers 1-20 (this can be seen on the state test scores.) I would send ectra work with my son and they would send it back. My son began the school year as a bright determined child and by the end of the year was reduced to a child that feared his environment and was extremely understimulated academically. If you have any other option Do not go to Thew Elementary. Your child will be destroyed!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at Thew are very knowledgeable and caring towards their students. They believe in getting children to read no matter the circumstances. They work so hard each and every day.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child was behind in her grade level but they help her catch up and get ahead of her class. Usually I see the principal helping students get on the right bus or help take care of the children that aren't pick up on time.

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